Sunday, 5 August 2007

Nasa's Phoenix Mission to Mars

The aeroshell which contains the phoenix lander is visible in this close-up view of the spacecraft entering the martian atmosphere.

NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission blasted off Saturday, aiming for a May 25, 2008, arrival at the Red Planet and a close-up examination of the surface of the northern polar region.

Perched atop a Delta II rocket, the spacecraft left Cape Canaveral Air Force Base at 5:26 a.m. Eastern Time into the predawn sky above Florida's Atlantic coast.

Phoenix Mars Mission @ Arizona Education
NASA Phoenix Mission, going to the artic planes of Mars
NASA's Endeavour Launch from Quasar9
NASA's Space Shuttle Cargo from Space COM
What Makes Mars Magnetic? from Science Daily & ESF


Anonymous said...

I see that you have added more colour to your blogs...
A month long break for me and you have been very busy indeed :)
hope you are doing fine Q.
take care.
[fyi, I chose my present pen name based on the sojourner rover... I followed that path finder mission through every means I had at my disposal... i must say, the zest has died a little... :(]


Hi Sojourner,
interests grow and then fade & wane
the zest depends on whether we can make a livelihood from them, or if our other activities allow us time to indulge our special interest...
Whether it be painting, writing, photography, physics or deep Space.